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Willow Smith worries about not being enough in life

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Willow Smith worries about “not being enough” in life.

The 23-year-old singer who is the daughter of Hollywood stars Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith has been releasing music for more than a decade but admitted that she is a perfectionist and often believes that she is “not really that talented.”

“I think I just have childhood patterns that I never got out of until now. But it’s time to do the emotional work to clean up those old thought patterns that I developed as a child.

“I always have to be perfect, and if everything’s not specifically perfect, then I’m a failure or I’m not really that talented, so why the f— am I doing this anyway? It all has to do with my self-worth. We all have that fear of not being enough,” she told Interview magazine.

The “Whip My Hair” hitmaker struggles to see herself as others might and thinks her struggles come from a deep-rooted issue she has, but ultimately wants to provide a “service” to the world through her career.

“Sometimes we don’t see ourselves the way that others see us. And sometimes that can be a blessing, and sometimes that can be the opposite of a blessing. And even if I’m not going to be a musician, I still want to cultivate self-love.

“It’s literally insane. It’s definitely a compulsion. It comes from a very deep place inside of me, and it feels extremely natural while also being very painful. I don’t know how that works.

“There’s so much pain in this world, it’s high-key just f—– ridiculous. I’m always going to want to find a way to be in service. Because music, to me, is an act of service, ” she said.

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